Thursday, November 17, 2011

More Peg People and their House.


Thank you guys SO much for your thoughtful comments on me working!  You guys have given me more to think about.  I should probably be giving it MORE thought - till I come to a decision. 

Unfortunately, all I can think of are Peg People!  I know, I know.  I am so responsible.  lol.

Do you want to know what I have come up with?  Yes?

Okay.  Whenever I see a creative idea, I think: "Wow, how did they ever come up with that?".  Because as much as artists want to believe their ideas are 100% original, no idea comes from thin air.   Even when I think I have thought of something from *nothing* - deep consideration leads me to the original trigger.  And sometimes the idea is so obvious, I can't believe I didn't think of it sooner!

This is one of those times.  Here are the thoughts that led to my "duh" moment.

1.) As you know, I need some unpainted, natural toys for my son.  I made some peg people. 
2.) Having the obsessive nature that I have, I have been making accessories for the peg people.
3.) Despite the current (and what the heck - let's be honest, normal) cluttered state of my house - I absolutely hate clutter.
4.) I need somewhere to PUT the peg people and their accessories.
5.) The Peg People need a house.


Duh!

Did you just have that thought too?  I know, I shouldn't even consider this an 'idea'. 

I love this so much, I want to make a thousand of them!  I want to make a tutorial - so YOU can make a thousand of them.  Ha!  But it is so easy, I doubt a tutorial is needed.  (of course you should let me know if you need one, as I would be happy to oblige).

Also, in more crafty news  I have figured out a way to make the peg people taller.  I was commissioned to make a set for a boy named Lucas.  I was to make the boy and his parents.  But of course his parents can't be the same height as the boy.  So I glued (with wood glue) some spool pegs on the bottom of the parent peg people.


Umm, and can you tell, my burning skillz are getting better? ...not so much my drawing skills, but let's look at the positive here. k?

I think they turned out rather nicely.  What do you think?  Do you want a tutorial?  Or does this look easy enough?

4 comments:

Mom said...

I love it!! Now how do they get inside? LOL

Rochelle said...

Sooo cute...and original!

Libby said...

These are so great! Congrats on the commissioned work. :-)

jill said...

LOVE THEM! I played with and adored peg people when I was growing up. I, too, love natural wooden toys and am seeking them out for my munchkins (ahem, I absolutely loathe plastic). This looks like so much fun to make and I would love some know/how for a future craft project!! You're so cute. :)